King Arthur Myth Cycle
Popular modern versions of King Arthur and Camelot stories are derived largely from Sir. Thomas Mallory's Morte d'Arthur. But there is a vast reservoir of Arthurian materials from Europe and the British Isles that is little known and rich in powerful perspectives on the past as well as our own time. In this series Dr. Karen Gray includes extensive readings from these texts while exploring their cultural, linguistic, and literary context. Dr. Gray's PowerPoint-illustrated presentations, include a break mid-way through the two-hour lecture, and end with half an hour for discussion. This lecture from 9:30AM-12:00PM is followed by a half-hour discussion period. Series dates are 2/25, 3/25, 4/29, 5/27, & 6/24. Series units may be purchased individually. See courses below.
Fee: $80 Senior Adult Fee: $45 Registration Fee: $8DIS-452-H | 02/25/15-07/01/15 | K. Gray | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register
Geoffrey of Monmouth
The 12th Century Geoffrey of Monmouth, Anglo-Norman poet Robert Wace, and early 13th author Layamon, provide us with a historicized Arthur and entry into the earliest period of the Arthurian materials that will, within a few hundred years, form the great Arthurian myth-cycle with which most of us are familiar today. This lecture includes extensive selections from the works of these men while setting them in their historic and linguistic context.
Fee: $15 Registration Fee: $8DIS-453-H | 02/25/15-02/25/15 | K. Gray | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register
Arthur of Welsh, Irish, Scott
Very early and often independent Arthurian stories and characters found in the Welsh, Irish, and even Scottish Celtic literature are explored in this lecture. In particular the famed collection of medieval Welsh tales known as the Mabinogion, contains stories not found elsewhere, two of which involved, for example, Arthur and companions other than those that show up in the later "round table" tales. Selections from the British Celtic materials serve to illustrate these little-known sources.
Fee: $15 Registration Fee: $8DIS-454-M | 03/25/15-03/25/15 | K. Gray | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register
This one-day academic enrichment program is designed for fourth & fifth grade students interested in examining evidence with the aid of a microscope. Students will observe fibers and paint, and look at their own hair with the microscope. Using a digital microscope, students will look at the ridge shapes and patterns in their fingerprints. Students will examine fingerprint evidence to look for clues to solve the case of Missing Max, a prize show dog that disappeared.
Fee: $20 Materials Fee: $5 Registration Fee: $8DIS-460-H | 02/16/15-02/16/15 | T. Biddinger | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register
Principles of Meditation
The practice of this ancient art will enrich your life experiences and expand your horizon. It is an excellent support to prevent, slow or control cardiovascular disease, improve the ability to sustain concentration, restore balance for depression, develop constructive use of thought patterns, and ease pain associated with chronic diseases. If the practice of meditation is a new concept you would like to experience, or if you wish to renew your meditation practice, this course will help you establish a firm foundation.
Fee: $65 Registration Fee: $8MBP-027-G | 02/03/15-03/10/15 | M. Allan | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register